“Young Adults” is the first single from Runaway Ricochet‘s second CD, “Gas Station Culture” (out since August 11, 2018).
The upbeat ska feel layered with solid horn riffs quickly demonstrates the bands development since their debut project “All You Need Is Here” 2017.
The inspiration for Young Adults shows up in songwriter Erik Saxton’s opening lines. “I don’t go to college, school dropped out on me”. Four members of the band were living together in a small apartment and studying music at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN. They received an email in December 2017 that the school would be closing immediately due to financial difficulties and by the way, you no longer have a place to live.
The roommates decided to dive full force into their music rather than to find other schools. They were now young adults but Saxton felt that aged 18 to 21 in the US, society doesn’t always treat them that way.